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‘Twelfth Night’ comes to EVHS

Sat., Feb. 28, 2009

Fans of William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” should take note that the play will be performed by East Valley High School students beginning next week.

The play revolves around Viola, who spends much of her time pretending to be a boy and finds herself mixed up in a few love affairs. Performances of the production begin Thursday.

The cast includes Haley Romney as Viola, Tanner Treadwell as Sebastian, Shelby Brower as Olivia, Joshua Jolstead as Orsino, Ashley Gren as Maria, Cody Groth as Sir Toby Belch, Casey Swift as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Brett Scott as Malvolio, Melissa Gren as Feste, Tonya Strong as Fabian, Joe Rouse as Antonio, Jacob Carruthers as the captain/priest, Stephanie Albertson as Valentina, Taylor Hughes as Curia, Cara Lightfoot as the first officer and Natasha Beach as the second officer.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. March 5 through 7 and 12 through 14 at the school, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students without an ASB card. Students with an ASB card are admitted free.

FBLA Competition

Students from Central Valley High School recently competed in a regional Future Business Leaders of America competition. The top five winners in each category advance to the FBLA state competition in April in Spokane.

Business Math: Penny Zhang, first place; Intro to Business Communication: Penny Zhang, first place; Business Communication: David Wang, third place; Public Speaking II: David Wang, first place; Economics: Randi Wilson, first place; Marketing: Randi Wilson, first place; Management Decision Making: team of Wilson, Mallory Morgan and Anna Highley; Intro to Business: Paige Salveti, fifth place; Technology Concepts: Dallan Wagner, first place; Networking Concepts: Dallan Wagner, first place, and Edward Eitzman, fourth place; Computer Problem Solving: Dallan Wagner, fourth place.

Other categories include Word Processing II: Ashley Underwood, second place. Personal Finance: Tate Murphy, second place; Troy Murphey, third place; Courtney Harrison, fourth place; and Ashley Underwood, fifth place. Cyber Security: Matthew Seiber, second place. Intro to Technology Concepts: Cody Bafus, fifth place. Job Interview: Anna Highley, fifth place. Entrepreneurship: team of Tate Murphey, Troy Murphey and Alex Richardson, fourth place. Impromptu: Ivvie Shellhorn, fifth place. Business Ethics: team of Shellhorn, Kimberly Davila and Matt Kougl. Business Law: Steve Lyons, second place. Business Calculations: Steve Lyons, second place. Word Processing I: Danica Beschta, third place.

Also being considered in the state competition is a community service project prepared by Jesse Rennaker, a business presentation project prepared by Troy Murphey, Randi Wilson and Anna Highley, and a local chapter annual business report prepared by Troy Murphey and Anna Highley.

Teaching the Holocaust

East Valley Middle School will host a seminar for teachers on how to teach the Holocaust in the classroom on Friday, March 13. The program is sponsored by the school, Spokane Community College, the Institute for Extended Learning, the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate.

The seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include workshops on Nazi propaganda, camps and the resistance. A Holocaust survivor is also scheduled to speak in the afternoon. The cost is $20, including lunch, and clock hours are available. Teachers can register online at Call (206) 441-5747 for more information. The school is located at 4920 N. Progress Road.

The seminar is being offered in conjunction with a community program featuring stories from a Holocaust survivor at 7 p.m. March 12 at the SCC Learning Resources Center, 1810 N. Greene St. The program is free and open to the public. The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center will also have an exhibit titled “Stories Among Us: Witnesses to the Holocaust” at SCC from March 12-19 in the Learning Resources Center. Admission to the exhibit is free to the public.

Kindergarten registration

The Central Valley School District will begin accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2009-2010 school year on Thursday. Children must be age 5 on or before Aug. 31 to enroll. Parents should go to the school their child will attend to register. Needed documentation include the child’s current immunization records, a certified birth certificate and proof of residence such as a current utility bill. Call the district at 228-5400 or visit for more information.

The West Valley School District will begin accepting kindergarten registrations at neighborhood schools on Monday. The same age and documentation rules apply. Call 924-2150 or visit for more information.

If you have news about Spokane Valley schools, call Nina Culver at 927-2158 or e-mail

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